DSA Consultants

About DSA

Over 25 years in Business, with over 250 Satisfied Clients. Our team is committed to your success and work hard to obtain your regulatory approvals and help you obtain compliance ratings from Health Canada. We measure our success by your success.

DSA gets timely DEL approval for a Foreign Manufacturing Site

By |August 24th, 2015|

Current Health Canada performance standards are at 250 days for approval of foreign sites.

AuditForeign site approvals require submission of one of the following types of evidence.

  • Regulatory Authority Inspection Report
  • Certificate of GMP Compliance for MRA Countries
  • Corporate or Consultant Audit Report

DSA recently filed a DEL amendment which was […]

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Changes to Acetaminophen Labelling Standard

By |August 17th, 2015|

Health Canada is proposing changes to the Acetaminophen Labelling Standard to minimize the risk of liver damage and improve acetaminophen safety. The last update to the Labelling Standard was in 2009 when stronger warnings were adding to non-prescription products to reduce the risk of liver damage.

Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used pain and […]

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Our Team is Growing!

By |August 11th, 2015|

DSA Consultants is happy to announce the opening of two positions for Senior Quality Consultant. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume online. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please share this message with them.

“Over 25 years in Business, with over 250 […]

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Implementation of Advance Notice of Importation for Cosmetics and Drugs

By |August 10th, 2015|

The importation for sale of non-compliant cosmetics and drugs, including Natural Health Products is prohibited as per the Cosmetic Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations. However, the Regulations do allow for the importation of non-compliant cosmetics and drugs provided the following two conditions are met:

  • The importer provides advance notice to a […]
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Update to Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

By |August 4th, 2015|

Health Canada has proposed new changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist is a list of substances that are restricted or prohibited in cosmetics. The purpose of the amendment is to improve the readability and functionality of the current entries on the Hotlist and add new prohibited cosmetic ingredients to the Hotlist […]

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Changes to the Drug Product Database

By |July 27th, 2015|

As of June 18, 2015 the Drug Product Database (DPD) includes approved but not yet marketed products in the online database.

The DPD is an online source of information on drugs approved for use in Canada for the public and industry by Health Canada. It includes human pharmaceutical and biological drugs, veterinary drugs, radiopharmaceutical drugs and […]

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DSA Celebrates 27th Year in Business

By |July 15th, 2015|

RWDThis year DSA Consultants celebrates our 27th year in business and what better way to mark the occasion than with the launch of our new and improved website?

Our new site features easier to navigate content, streamlined menus, and has been designed for easier viewing on tablet and […]

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NHP Transition Plan – Phase II Starts December 1, 2013

By |December 2nd, 2013|

Since the Natural Health Product Regulations came into force in 2004, all natural health products (NHPs) must have anatural product number (NPN) to be legally sold in Canada.   However, Health Canada developed an 18 month transition plan (March 1st, 2013 to September 1st, 2014) for companies to make the necessary adjustments to business practices […]

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Medical Marihuana Regulations (MMPR)

By |October 10th, 2013|

The current Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) will be repealed on March 31, 2014. As of April 1, 2014 the newMarihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) come into force.

Under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, interested parties must apply to Health Canada to become a licensed producer. Licensed producers can be authorized to […]

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The Inspectorate’s NHP Compliance & Enforcement Policy

By |February 5th, 2013|

As of February 4, 2013, the Natural Health Products (Unprocessed Product Licence Applications) Regulations (NHP-UPLAR) will no longer be in effect.  What this means is that no new Exemption Numbers (ENs) for NHPs will be issued, and Health Canada will be transitioning toward the requirement that all NHPs sold in Canada have natural product numbers […]

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